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CP Rail Quartz

Kevin W.

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I bought this today. Sold as non working. The right battery was not used, so i am hoping thats why it did not run. Has a Swiss made Imhof quartz movement.
It looks great and is in good shape. I think it was made in the 1970,s. Cant find really anything on it online.
I have the correct battery ordered for it, LR 50

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Kevin W.

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So far i have found that the LR 50 battery should work, but some info i have read said it wont run on 1.5 volts and needs a 1.35 volt battery. Does anyone have knowledge of this?
 

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I don't know if the 1.5 volt will cause a problem with that clock, they worked fine on one carriage clock I know of (I never saw the clock just helped find a battery, but they said it works fine) I do know they cause issues on some of the cameras and such that take the 1.35v.
There is voltage reduction adapters that take a smaller battery, like a 357 in the Mr-50 housing, they are pretty expensive but reusable.
Dan.
 

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Thanks Dan for the help. Would you have a link to the adaptors you mentioned? Seems like not a common clock, cant find any other ones online.
 

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Thanks for the links, it was not a cheap clock in its day, would love to see it run again.Where do you think it would have been used, in a office or a shop?
 

Kevin W.

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D th Munroe, i ordered the adaptor and it came in todays mail. I got a fresh no 357 battery. Figured out how to put adaptor and battery in, put the cover back on. Its working fine after i turned on the power switch.I eould have never figured this out with out your help, i appreciate it lots. Big kudos to you.
 

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This is my CP Rail clock. I was given this by my step father before he passed away a few years back. It’s missing the battery cover. Also thanks to you guys I now know how to solve the battery issue. Do you have any idea where I could find the cover?

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Kevin W.

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That,s a nice clock Mike.
The only place i know of where you might get a cover for it. Is to try Ebay and look for a parts clock.
 
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